How to make: holiday leaf crown

Ready to get crafty from your own garden? This holiday leaf crown is the perfect autumn or winter alternative to summery floral crowns. It’s elegant, beautiful, and great for many different occasions!

Scroll down for the tutorial!

You’ll Need:

  • Wire
  • Wire cutters
  • Greenery
  • Gold spray paint
  • Straw floral tape

I was in one of my favorite shops a couple of weeks ago, F.N.92, and the owner showed me this little ornate bolero jacket. My jaw dropped to the ground. How awesome is it? I just had to use it for a shoot. So, I dreamed up a little holiday leaf crown to accompany it. It’s the first time an outfit has informed the craft rather than the other way around. I’m thinking it could be the perfect accessory for a holiday ball, winter bride, or a halo for a little angel for a nativity scene.

DIY holiday leaf crown

Materials:

  • Wire thin enough to shape to the head
  • Wire cutters
  • Greenery clipped from the garden
  • Gold spray paint
  • Straw floral tape

Instructions:

  1.  Spray paint your leaves at least 24 hours before you intend on making the crown.
  2. Measure the wire around the model’s head and cut it with 3 extra inches.
  3. Form the wire into a circle and wrap the extra inches around to secure it.
  4. Break the leaves into 2 1/2″ segments.
  5. Take your first segment and floral tape it around the wire.
  6. Take the next segment of leaves and overlap it with the previous segment and floral tape it around the wire.
  7. Repeat until you get to the end. Overlap it with the beginning.
That’s it! Voila!
Don’t have an occasion for this holiday leaf crown? Why not create one! You know we love celebrating and throwing parties here at Lars, so we’ve got a ton of ideas for you. Want to wear it to your next Thanksgiving gathering? Check out this gratitude tree to match your autumnal style and our tablescape ideas. Want to celebrate the greenery in your garden? Create this paper topiary heart and serve these floral ice cubes in the drinks. Want to throw a winter celebration? Have everyone wear their own leaf crown and use these paper greenery gift toppers for a gift exchange!
For all of your themed party needs, take a look through the Lars shop. There’s plenty of inspiration for any kind of party!

Photography by Amanda Thomsen 
Project by Brittany Watson Jepsen for Brooklyn Bride
Model Cecilie Andersen
Assistant Karen Yip
Jacket by FN 92
Dress by Elefeteria

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